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Informative Text re ambiguity

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 02:21:43 -0400
Message-ID: <468201F7.4030403@ibiblio.org>
To: public-grddl-wg <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>

I'm thinking there might be a possibility that the WG would pushback on
normative text changes, but not informative, yet also the editor will be
unwilling to cite a TAG unresolved issue in the spec.

Here's a compromise that uses 'informative text' only to make David's
point about ambiguity and 'passing the entire representation, not just
the nodeset which may be ambiguous' to the GRDDL transform. Like all
compromises, I'm sure it will leave everyone unhappy, but it at least
flags the issues brought up

First, after this sentence in the Spec: "Therefore, it is suggested that
GRDDL transformations be written so that they perform all expected
pre-processing, including processing of related DTDs, Schemas and
namespaces. ", it logically follows (since one cannot perform all
expected pre-processing if one is given, as David Booth pointed out,
just a nodeset as input to the transform), add that following sentence:

"In the case where a GRDDL transform specifies all expected
pre-processing, then the GRDDL transformation language can/should be
given as input the representation of the GRDDL source document, not the
node-set derived by the GRDDL-aware agent."


Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 06:21:47 UTC

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